Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Minutes of CAGA Meeting on 15th January 2020

Present : Ged Wells, Peter Greenway, Diane Troye, David Shaw, Pete Bowler, Rod Lavers, Brian Roebuck,  Stephen Colley, Frans Lytzen

 Apologies:, Mike Ibbet,



Minutes of the last meeting were approved. 



Handover from Stuart Harding (ex Treasurer) to Pete Greenway is still ongoing.

Annual Insurance has been renewed. Peter to print off the insurance details and put on the notice board in the D.C.





A potato order has been submitted with delivery estimated for the end of February.  There are 5 varieties on order and will be sold on a first come first served basis in the shop.

Pete is making up a list of seeds that are needed and will be buying from Fothergills and Kings. Estimated delivery for these is end of January.



Pete B

Shop Rota

Sunday 19th Jan   – Stephen

Sunday 26th Jan   -  Mike

Sunday 2nd February    Diane & David

Sunday 9th  Feb   –   Rod

Sunday 16th Feb  -  Pete B

Shop duty rota to be placed on the notice board.







Distribution Centre and its’ future

Brian has had a meeting with CPC.  The matter of ownership and lease of the allotment site is to be reviewed on the evening of 27th January.   It is proposed that Ged and Mike will attend the meeting.

CPC confirm they are holding £21,000 earmarked for the allotments which needs to be spent by March 2021

Clarification as to who owns the D.C is still not clear as the hut was built by allotment holders and not the Council originally.

Mike has been given a list of contractors to be approached for quotes regarding the hut rebuild

A further update from Mike is expected at the next allotment committee meeting







Mike & Brian


There is currently one half size plot vacant with another one expected very soon.   There are currently 7 people on the waiting list

Brian & Frans


Frans is looking to update the Allotment website as soon as possible



The broken lawnmower has now been repaired and the Committee wish to thank Tich for undertaking the repair.

Should any plot holder require their plot to be rotavated using the allotment tractor, this will cost £20.00 per hour plus £5 for cost of fuel and will be carried out by Tich with prior arrangement. This is dependent on the plot being accessible, as not all plots can be reached by the tractor.  Anyone wanting to have this done should contact any member of the committee who will arrange for Tich to speak to them.

It should be noted that the large rotavator should only be used by plot holders who are confident in using it and that all users do so at their own risk.


Compost Heap

The bonfire has yet to be burned. Alan will judge the right time for this to be carried out, weather conditions etc..

Alan B




 Other Items :  

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ - MAIN GATES:  Plot holders are reminded to close and lock the gates if they are the last car / person to leave the site at night and no one else is visible.  All plot holders are advised to bring their gate keys with them when attending their plot.

Message of thanks from Alan Brawn of Greening Chinnor:  “Please accept our thanks for your extremely recent generous donation of £90.70 seeds at CAGA price. Some of the seeds will be used to provide planting for our Station Road Community Planters and also for our forthcoming Seed and Plant Swap on the 9th May (hold that date). Anything not used will be given as encouragement for some of our local community to start to grow their own. We will, of course be acknowledging and publicising CAGA ongoing generosity.”

 Next meeting will be on Wednesday19th February 2020 at 7pm in the D.C


All Plot holders